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pounds 59

stay in a single room - or pay pounds 79 for a double room - in the latest branch of the chic Malmaison Hotel chain, opening in Leeds on 1 July. (Rates until 31 August.) Malmaison Leeds (tel: 0113 398 1000).

pounds 99

enjoy a visit to Disneyland Paris, including return travel on Eurostar and a night's accommodation at a Disneyland Paris hotel. From 8 June to 18 July, this per-person price is for a minimum of two adults travelling together, and a maximum of four. Children travel for . Disneyland Paris (tel: 0990 030305).

pounds 99

spend a weekend in Delft, the medieval Dutch canal town where the artist Vermeer was born. This per-person price, with two sharing a double room, includes two nights b&b and return crossings for a car and passengers from Dover to Ostend. Party of four, pounds 82 each. Inntravel (tel: 01653 628862).

pounds 165

see this summer's eclipse in Munich, southern Germany, where sunshine is more likely than in Cornwall. This per-person price for two sharing includes return flights and the nights of 10 and 11 August at the four- star Maritim Hotel. German Travel Centre (tel: 0181-429 2900).

pounds 250

take part in the New York Marathon on 7 November and raise money for Macmillan Cancer Relief. This sum also covers return flights to New York and three nights stay at a three-star hotel in NY - provided you raise the sponsorship pledge of pounds 1,800. If you reach pounds 2,200 pledged, you get your deposit back. Team Macmillan (tel: 0171-887 8412).

pounds 319

fly to Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Santiago and Buenos Aires before the end of June. The flights are available from STA Travel but are also open to non-students. The price is for a return ticket and includes taxes. Departures from London, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh. STA Travel (tel: 0171-361 6262).

pounds 479

stay in the medieval Tuscan hill village of Barberino, between Florence and Siena for a week. At this Chianti estate, you can watch the wine being made and bottled - and buy it. Period accommodation, sleeping four or five, costing, per apartment, pounds 550 a week from 26 June. Invitation to Tuscany (tel: 0121-429 5016).

5

Take a 12-day walk through the high passes of Switzerland's Valais region and enjoy stunning views of the Eiger, Jungfrau and the Matterhorn. This per-person price includes return flights to Geneva, transfers, accommodation in cabins and tents, and some meals. Travelbag Adventures (tel: 01420 541007).

pounds 850

go on a nine-day tour of eastern China and take advantage of Virgin Atlantic's discount on its new route to Shanghai. Tour takes in Shanghai, Nanjing, and the ancient Chinese silk-production centre, Suzhou. Book by 28 June and travel on 10 July. Single-person supplement of pounds 120. China Holidays (tel: 0171-287 6727).

pounds 1,050

travel overland, from Cairo to Britain, in a Mercedes Benz, via Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Greece, Italy and France. The trip takes six and a half weeks and the per-person price is all-inclusive except the flight out to Cairo. Departure from Cairo is on 9 July. Dragoman (tel: 01728 861133).

pounds 1,675

indulge in an ultra luxury, full-board, eight-night South African holiday, including a stay in the Mount Nelson Hotel, a trip on the famous Blue Train from Cape Town to Pretoria, and a stay in the luxurious Motswari private game reserve. Designer Travel (tel: 0161 839 5158).

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